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Updated: May 12, 2004

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Volunteering

To Volunteer Anywhere in the U.S. and the World

Volunteer.Gov/Gov
One-stop portal to public sector volunteer positions.

America’s Promise
General Colin Powell founded America’s Promise “to mobilize people from every sector of American life to build the character and competence of our nation’s youth.”

Volunteer Match
Get out to do good.

Points of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network
As simple as calling 1-800-VOLUNTEER.

AARP Volunteering
The Connections Newsletter and message boards keep seniors connected.

Service Leader
A virtual volunteering project managed by the University of Texas at Austin.

Network for Good
A nonprofit organization that uses the web to help people become more involved in their communities. Includes ways to support US troops overseas.

Senior Corps
Become a Foster Grandparent or a Senior Companion. Join the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program to mentor a local youth or teach reading skills to foster literacy.

Volunteer-in-Parks
Volunteer in a National Park. Work as a museum docent, provide visitor services at Civil War battlefields, help with trail upkeep or be an interpreter.

USA Freedom Corps
The President’s call to service. Choose a field of interest and a geographic location to search for volunteer opportunities in the U.S. and the world.

Idealist.org
Volunteer anywhere in the world to support a cause you believe in.

Volunteers of America
A national, non-profit, spiritually based organization providing local human service programs for children and youth, the elderly, the homeless and the incarcerated. They have been helping people for 105 years.

World Volunteer Web
Global volunteer information portal.

UN Volunteers
Mobilizes global volunteers.

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Roadside Attractions
More interesting sites you might want to try.

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